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Digital Citizenship and Racial Justice: How Do They Connect?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Digital Citizenship and Racial Justice: How Do They Connect?

Presented by Leticia Citizen, i4Coach, Hawthorne Elementary School (CA); and Sue Thotz, Sr. Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Education Manager, Common Sense Education

Sponsored by Common Sense Education

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Our students have witnessed police brutality and other racist violence against Black communities and immigrant populations. These issues have a profound impact on our students’ health and well-being, and the effects in online spaces must be addressed. Watch this edWebinar to learn more about the connection between the digital lives of our students and how we can:

  • Respect and invite individual identities
  • Build a collective community
  • Learn to confront bias and prejudice in the world by practicing digital dilemma scenarios

Both the lead and co-presenter are founding members of Equity in Action CA and associated with the digital citizenship resource provider, Common Sense. This presentation makes direct connections in digital citizenship (civic learning, SEL, and social media) and work in the field of racial equity. Learn more about how Equity in Action CA was formed and how educators might create their own action group to spur grassroots-driven change in their own community.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school leaders of the elementary through high school levels.


Leticia CitizenAbout the Presenters

Leticia Citizen, a 21-year educator, is an i4Coach with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers, helping augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom methods. Leticia is an educator who loves to challenge, engage, and make lifelong connections with students and teachers.

She also shares how she integrates digital tools with educators at many local, national, and global conferences, especially during virtual learning. Leticia dedicates her life to social justice, teaching through an equity lens, and providing intentional and engaging PD. Collaborating with members of her PLN, she is the co-founder of Equity In Action CA and Tech.Teach.Grow, LLC. Leticia currently serves as an ambassador and trainer for various digital tools including Nearpod, Wakelet, Seesaw, and Flipgrid. She’s Google Certified and an MIE Expert.


Sue ThotzSue Thotz is the senior program manager for Common Sense Education and co-founder of Equity in Action CA. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense by providing support and training for educators and administrators on issues of digital culture and technology implementation. As a co-founder of Equity in Action CA, she has facilitated conferences that recognize the importance of culture and identity and strive to amplify marginalized voices in the education technology space. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a researcher and educator. Sue holds a master’s degree in public health and an undergraduate degree in zoology and chemistry. Follow her on Twitter @suethotz.


Jennifer EhehaltAbout the Moderator

Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh regional manager at Common Sense Education. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in education. She continues to partner with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations across the nation to help integrate Common Sense Education resources. Jennifer provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development (both in-person and virtual), conference presentations, and parent universities. Jennifer sits on the Advisory Council for Kidsburgh and is a champion for Remake Learning Days Across America. Jennifer has a B.S. in elementary education and an M.Ed. in educational leadership. Jennifer was recently named 2019 Alumni of the Year from Edinboro University. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jehehalt.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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